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RSC Anderlecht make the trip to Het Bosuilstadion on Monday for the First Division A showdown with hosts Antwerp.
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Antwerp, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 0-2 First Division A victory against Club Brugge.
In that game, Antwerp managed 34% possession and 5 shots on goal with 2 on target. For Antwerp, the goalscorers were Didier Lamkel Zé (9') and Lior Refaelov (43'). At the other end, Club Brugge got 14 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
Matches involving Antwerp have tended to be absorbing encounters of late with a lot of goalmouth action being a real hallmark. Over their past six games, a grand total of 24 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 11 of them accredited to The Great Old. Still, we’ll just have to find out if the trend will continue on here in this match.
Their prior results show that Antwerp:
- haven't beaten RSC Anderlecht in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches at home.
RSC Anderlecht will come into the match following on from a 4-1 First Division A win with the downing of SV Zulte Waregem in their most recent match.
In that match, RSC Anderlecht managed 60% possession and 24 shots on goal with 10 of them on target. For RSC Anderlecht, the scorers were Anouar Ait El Hadj (32'), Michael Murillo (45'), Yari Verschaeren (54') and Abdoulay Diaby (89'). For their opponents, SV Zulte Waregem got 4 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Jelle Vossen (5') scored for SV Zulte Waregem.
The stats tell the story, and RSC Anderlecht have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 7 goals in all. At the back, Paars-wit seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Their previous form shows that RSC Anderlecht:
- remain unbeaten by Antwerp in away games against them for the last 4 matches in the league. A very good run of results for them.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 17/02/2019, neither club has come out on top overall with Antwerp winning 2 of those games, RSC Anderlecht 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
In all, 10 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 5 of them for The Great Old and 5 for Paars-wit. That’s an average goals per game of 1.67.
The previous league game featuring these sides was First Division A match day 11 on 01/11/2020 which finished with the scoreline of RSC Anderlecht 1-0 Antwerp.
The referee was Jan Boterberg.
Team News: Antwerp
Sander Coopman (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Matheus (Calf Injury) won’t be playing for Antwerp boss Franky Vercauteren.
Team News: RSC Anderlecht
Anderlecht manager Vincent Kompany has not got a full squad to pick from. Elias Cobbaut (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Hannes Delcroix (Knee Surgery) and Hendrik Van Crombrugge (Back Injury) can’t be considered.
RSC Anderlecht and Antwerp could end up without much reward for their efforts here.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very even match with a 0-0 draw at full-time.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Het Bosuilstadion (16,144)
Captain: Faris Haroun
Chairman: Paul Gheysens
Manager: Franky Vercauteren
Competitions: First Division A position 2
🔑 Star Player: Lior Refaelov
Regularly used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Lior Refaelov was born in Or-Akiva, Israel. After having played his first senior match for Club Brugge in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has contributed 9 league goals in the First Division A 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 30 appearances.